Nine Pakistanis martyred in New Zealand terror attack, confirms FO

Pakistanis, martyred, New Zealand, terror, attack, FO
17 Mar, 2019 11:05 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The New Zealand authorities have confirmed the martyrdom of nine Pakistanis in the New Zealand terror attack on Sunday.

The martyred Pakistanis include: Sohail Shahid, Syed Jahandad Ali, Syed Areeb Ahmed, Mahboob Haroon, Naeem Rashid with his son Talha Naeem, Zeeshan Raza with his father Gulam Husain and his mother Karam Bibi.

“Mr Zeeshan Raza, his father Mr Ghulam Hussain and mother Ms Karam bibi have now been confirmed to have embraced shahadat in the terrroist attack in #NewZealand. We are in touch with their family. A total of 9 Pakistanis embraced shahadat in #NewZealandTerrorAttack,” Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal.

 

The FO spokesperson said that the martyred Naeem Rasheed and his son Talha will be buried in Christchurch. “Efforts are being made to bring back the bodies of four martyred Pakistanis to homeland,” he said.

On the other hand, the Foreign Office has sought applications from the relatives of the victims for visas.

Earlier, the Foreign Office had released a list of nine Pakistanis missing after the terror attack in New Zealand.

In a tweet, the Pakistan High Commission is trying its best to get more information about the missing Pakistanis in New Zealand.

The persons missing in New Zealand are Zeeshan Raza, his parents, Haroon Mahmood, Sohail Shahid, Araib Ahmed, Jahandad Ali, Naeem Rasheed, Talha and Naeem.

List of Missing Pakistanis in NZ terrorism attack:

1) Mr Zeeshan Raza

2) Father of Mr Zeeshan Raza

3) Mother of Mr Zeeshan Raza

4) Mr Haroon mahmood, s/o, Mr shahid mehmood, mother’s name Ms Sabiha Mahmood, resident of Rawalpindi born 29/7/1978, age 40yrs

5) Mr Sohail Shahid, s/o Mr muhammad shabbir, born 6/01/1983, age 40 yrs

6) Syed Areeb Ahmed, s/o Ayaz Ahmed, m/n Tanzeem Fatima, r/o Karachi, born 12-10-1992, age 26 yrs

7) Syed Jahanand Ali, born 24/01/1985, age 34 years

8) Mr Talha Naeem, m/n, Shandana, r/o Abbottabad, born 16/7/1997, age 22yrs – missing

9) Mr Naeem Rashid, s/o Abdul Rashid, r/o Abbottabad,




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